From Lance Jennings
CASA GRANDE, AZ (May 18, 2019) — After a torrid battle with Jake Swanson and Brody Roa, Stevie Sussex (Tempe, AZ) became the sixth different winner in as many races with the Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series. Driving Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / PPG Automotive Finishes Maxim, Sussex reclaimed the lead for good on lap 29 to score his third “Hank Arnold Memorial” win at Casa Grande’s Central Arizona Speedway. Fast qualifier Roa, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., “The Real American” Matt Rossi, and R.J. Johnson rounded out the top-five drivers.
Roa earned the night’s Saldana Racing Products Hard Charger Award / Best Passing Job honors with a second place run from sixth. In addition, the point leader claimed his first career Beaver Stripes Fast Time Award by posting a new 410 track record of 15.133 over the 14-car roster.
The ten-lap heat race victories went to Charles Davis Jr. (Brown & Miller Racing Solutions First Heat) and R.J. Johnson (Competition Suspension Incorporated / Ultra Shield Race Products Second Heat).
The USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will return to action on Saturday, June 1st at Arizona Speedway.
The Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks AMSOIL, Beaver Stripes, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Competition Suspension Incorporated, Hoosier Racing Tire, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Saldana Racing Products, and Ultra Shield Race Products for their support.
For more information on the series, visit usacracing.com and the social media for USAC Racing. You can also find exclusive content on southwestsprintcars.com and the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Facebook and Twitter pages.
SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: May 18, 2019 – Central Arizona Speedway – Casa Grande, Arizona – “Hank Arnold Memorial”
BEAVER STRIPES QUALIFYING: 1. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-15.133 (New 410 Track Record); 2. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-15.267; 3. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-15.463; 4. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-15.529; 5. Jake Swanson, 34AZ, Grau/Burkhart-15.649; 6. Stevie Sussex, 12, Allen-15.989; 7. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Davis-16.084; 8. Chris Bonneau, 15, Bonneau-16.148; 9. Michael Curtis, 11C, Turner/Wheeler-16.202; 10. Andy Reinbold, 19, Reinbold/Underwood-16.276; 11. Tyler Most, 3, Most-16.585; 12. Matt Lundy, 98, Lundy-16.619; 13. Jonas Reynolds, 0, Reynolds-17.048; 14. Daylin Perriera, 21, Perreira-17.138.
BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Davis, 2. Roa, 3. Swanson, 4. Rossi, 5. Curtis, 6. Most, 7. Reynolds. NT
COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ULTRA SHIELD RACE PRODUCTS SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Sussex, 3. Martin, 4. Bonneau, 5. Lundy, 6. Reinbold. 7. Perreira. NT
FEATURE: (30 laps, with starting positions) 1. Stevie Sussex (1), 2. Brody Roa (6), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (7), 4. Matt Rossi (4), 5. R.J. Johnson (5), 6. Jake Swanson (2), 7. Mike Martin (3), 8. Chris Bonneau (8), 9. Michael Curtis (9), 10. Daylin Perriera (14), 11. Tyler Most (12), 12. Andy Reinbold (11), 13. Matt Lundy (10), 14. Jonas Reynolds (13). NT
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1-25 Sussex, Laps 26-27 Swanson, Lap 28 Roa, Laps 29-30 Sussex.
SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Brody Roa (6th to 2nd)
NEW SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Roa-438, 2-Johnson-390, 3-Sussex-370, 4-Davis-341, 5-Martin-326, 6-Rossi-325, 7-Swanson-318, 8-Lundy-250, 9-Curtis-243, 10-Josh Hodges-202.
NEXT SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: June 1 – Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, Arizona